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iPhone Rumors; Library V2; Cable Cutting Accelerates; Chrome Secure
 

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July 25 · Issue #67 · View online
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iPhone Rumors; Library V2; Cable Cutting Accelerates; Chrome Secure

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Taste the rainbow. We’re likely just two months away from seeing the next generation of Apple iPhones, which means the rumor mill is now in high gear. The latest updates ponder all-metal chassis, large 6.1-inch, button-free LCD displays, and most of the cool features you’ll find on a current iPhone X. The metal back also means colors and lots of them. Even though you can never fully count on any of these rumors coming true, there is a ring of truth here. Some believe people wanted the original iPhone X, but stayed away because of cost. Cheaper materials, an LCD display and more color options could turn into a broad-appeal blockbuster for Apple
The cheapest new iPhone will also be the most colorful – BGR The cheapest new iPhone will also be the most colorful – BGR
One for the books. I have a confession to make. Until a few months ago. I hadn’t visited my local library in years. But my return to the stacks taught me that libraries around the country have adapted in smart, digital, and truly useful ways. Put simply, they aren’t going anywhere and, no, I don’t think Amazon should take them over.
Nothing Can Replace Libraries (Yet) – Lance Ulanoff – Medium Nothing Can Replace Libraries (Yet) – Lance Ulanoff – Medium
A deep cut. I’ve always believed “cord-cutters,” those who dump traditional cable, is a misnomer. People cutting ties with old-school cable company offerings aren’t cutting any cords. The cable that delivers the Internet is still running into their homes from the exact same company that sold them cable TV services. That said, people are dumping cable TV bundles that combine traditional broadcast channels with a wide variety of cable networks, sports channels and other random garbage you never watch. A recent study noted how this trend of switching to over the top (OTT) boxes, a la carte channel options, and streaming services like Netflix is accelerating at unprecedented speed. The cable TV landscape is going to look very different by 2025.
TV Cord-Cutting Accelerating at Much Faster Pace Than Predicted | Hollywood Reporter TV Cord-Cutting Accelerating at Much Faster Pace Than Predicted | Hollywood Reporter
Insecure. You probably don’t pay much attention to it, but the first five letters of any URL may be the most important. If the address starts with “http:”, it’s lacking a crucial safety letter. Sites that secure and encrypt data start their addresses with “https:” Virtually every financial and transaction web site has used this address prefix for ages. The trend has been for all Web sites to do it. Now Google Chrome, the world’s most popular web browser is going to mark every site that doesn’t start with “https:” as insecure. I guess there’s a new security sheriff in town.
Chrome rolls out for all users ‘not secure’ markers on unencrypted pages – TechCrunch
P.S. Stop calling it a butt.
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